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Ferrit Leggings



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Some Reference Links that might help  Reply with quote  

Babble Fish
http://world.altavista.com

The God Checker
http://www.godchecker.com

CIA Fact Book
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

Free Encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Baby Names and Their Meanings
http://www.weddingvendors.com/baby-names

Feel Free to add on.

Ta,
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Lauren



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Some of my bookmarks:

Maps of the world. Lots and lots of maps:
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/index.html

Myths and legends and heroes reference:
http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/

Names by category:
http://www.kabalarians.com/cfm/surf-by.cfm
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TiroIndite



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Some of the useful sites I've found on my short-story research travels around the Web.

Behind the Name - the Etymology and History of First Names (another name site:)
http://www.behindthename.com/

The Word Spy
"This Web site is devoted to lexpionage, the sleuthing of new words and phrases."
http://www.wordspy.com/

OneLook Reverse Dictionary - 100 ways to say the same thing
(I use this one a lot)
http://www.onelook.com/reverse-dictionary.shtml

Bartleby.com: Great Books Online -- Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus and hundreds more
http://www.bartleby.com/

Insects on the web
http://www.insects.org/

Drug Information by RxList
http://rxlist.com/

Crime Scene Investigation
http://www.crime-scene-investigator.net/

I use the science section, but there should be something useful for everyone.
http://www.channel4.com/

I have so much stuff bookmarked I wasn't sure what to put up.

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Goudron



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nice sites  Reply with quote  

ought to pin this topic...
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Fairydust



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http://www.webelements.com/

This is my fave site for those of us who are into the periodic table.
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John



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I second that. Ken, can you pin this topic????
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Goudron



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Bump for Xanderesqueman

Re-requesting a pin Razz

www.google.com (to keep from being a totally useless post)
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y



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Ya'll are so damn cool! How do you find this stuff - oh, wait...google...nevermind...
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Ferrit Leggings



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It isnít just google. I spend a lot of time doing research because I am a bit anal retentive. The god checker I believe I found via one of Uncís posts. Babble Fish is because I had an account with Alta Vista at one time. It is named after Douglasí babble fish.

When I get on a topic I have a hard time stopping so I may click on one webpage but then go through the whole sight and then through all of their links section. Also, I get a lot of things from Blogs that I might find useful. Google is alright but there are times that you type in something and get something that you do not want.

Here is a few more:

Gov search with Google
http://www.google.com/unclesam

A new search engine (I have not used it yet)
http://clusty.com

About My Job
People tell stories about their jobs:
http://www.aboutmyjob.com

Brainboost:
You ask a questions and it finds an answer:
http://www.brainboost.com

ta,
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Belated thanks to Ken for the sticky Smile
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DanSRose



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Maps, because its good to know where you are
Dinosaurs, because dinosaurs rule
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DanSRose



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the GodChecker, because when you are doing a story about an old god and his wacky adventures, it's good to know his, her or, it's pantheon.
Look at the the entry they have for Coyote
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DanSRose wrote:
The God Checker, because when you are doing a story about an old god and his wacky adventures, it's good to know his, her or, it's pantheon. Look at the the entry they have for Coyote.
Very nice, Dan. Thanks.

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Vahlee



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Some useful Links for those quiet poets out there:

Need a rhyme to an unusual word?
http://www.rhymezone.com

A explaination of almost every type of poem:
http://www.gymart.com/poemaadetailedexplainationofstyles.html

And just incase you get stuck/frustrated and need to blow off some steam or just to blow a few kittens out of a cannon:
http://www.addictinggames.com/kittencannon
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Knock knock!
Who's there?
Cthul
Cthul who?
Eeee! Heeee!

The Cthulhu Mythos is essentially the cornerstone to any reader's guide to horror.
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